International Water Association

Viewpoint: disrupting water supply and sanitation in Latin America

Pablo Bereciartua on water utility innovation and the opportunities to break from traditional approaches. Latin America is home to more than 600 million people. Countries...

Plotting a path to a digital water future

Water utilities face a challenge to make the most of the increasing opportunities offered by digital technologies. Here we review a new report produced...

Heaven sent: The need to harvest rainwater

Rainwater harvesting, once seen as a quaint tradition of the rural poor, is growing in stature and scale, driven by urban demand, new mandates,...

Why collaboration is key to creating water-wise cities

In a rapidly urbanising world, a lot of attention is rightly focused on the challenges surrounding transport, housing, energy and employment. Yet many cities with...
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Learning the pandemic lessons for low-occupancy buildings

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted closure and low occupancy of many buildings, raising water quality concerns, especially around Legionella. The Source looks at the issues...
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Wuhan Water’s ‘Safe Mode’ during the COVID-19 pandemic

Yifan Wang and Wenxin Qu of Wuhan Water Group Company Limited present the utility's 'Safe Mode' for water treatment plant operation during the COVID-19...

Urban groundwater – mobilising stakeholders to improve monitoring

With urbanisation on the rise, the future resilience of cities will depend on the efficient and sustainable use of the groundwater reserves beneath them....
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Building resilient urban water systems for an uncertain future

A changing climate and rapid urbanisation demand a rethink in how we build and run towns and cities. Kala Vairavamoorthy, Nathanial Matthews and Paul Brown...

Adaptation should secure communities, not property

Against extreme shocks, communities within cities can remain, rebuild or relocate. David Zetland argues that the best solution is to convert human endeavour into...

The young and the restless

Emerging water leaders are eager to jump ahead and set the agenda for 2050 and beyond. By Kirsten de Vette At the latest International Young...

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Utility guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic

The International Water Association’s COVID-19 Task Force has prepared key guidelines to support water utility planning in the COVID-19 pandemic. Here we present a...

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Global warning on biodiversity

The fifth edition of the UN’s Global Biodiversity Outlook report, published by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), warns that action on biodiversity is...